National Instruments LabVIEW Robotics 2009

National Instruments introduced the LabVIEW Robotics 2009 development platform for designing robotic and autonomous control systems. NI LabVIEW Robotics 2009 features an extensive robotics library with connectivity to standard robotic sensors and actuators, foundational algorithms for intelligent operations and perception, and motion functions for robots and autonomous vehicles.

What is LabVIEW Robotics 2009?
LabVIEW Robotics 2009 is a development platform for designing robotic control systems. The reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture uses a real-time processor, an FPGA and a wide range of I/O, including analog, digital, motion and communication. By combining off-the-shelf sensors with a CompactRIO or NI Single-Board RIO embedded system, engineers and scientists can rapidly design and prototype complex robotic applications.

What can you do with LabVIEW Robotics?
National Instruments’ robotics development platform can import code from other languages including C/C++, .m files and VHDL, and communicate with a wide variety of sensors using built-in drivers for everything from LIDAR, IR, sonar, and GPS devices to dramatically reduce development time allowing engineers and scientists to focus on adding their own algorithms and intelligence. In addition, the software includes new robotics IP capable of easy implementation to real-time and embedded hardware for obstacle avoidance, inverse kinematics and search algorithms to help an autonomous system or robot plan an optimal path.

How much does it cost?
LabVIEW Robotics 2009 is priced from $1,999 (euro 1,999 or 294,000 yen).

What can you design and prototype with LabVIEW Robotics 2009?

  • Autonomous and semiautonomous ground vehicles
  • Robot rescue platforms
  • Personal and service robots
  • Medical robotic devices
  • Academic and research robots
  • Agricultural and mining systems

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